Donna Nylander

Donna Nylander, M.Ed., is Principal of the Valley View School District Early Childhood Center in Illinois. She has been an educator, Regional Coordinator for professional development statewide system and an Early Childhood Administrator in the public schools. Donna’s master’s degree is in Early Childhood leadership and Administration. Since 2006, the Valley View Center has been learning and implementing RTI practices, Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS), and Early Childhood Outcomes. Additional professional contributions include:

  • Workgroup member for Joint Position Statement on RTI in Early Childhood with NAEYC, DEC and NHSA.
  • Member of Illinois RTI stakeholders group
  • Appointed to the Illinois Early Learning Council (co-chair Special Populations)
  • Served on the executive board of the CEC/Division for Early Childhood

Talks Featured

RTI in Early Childhood

March 30, 2011

Join Donna Nylander and Jim Lesko during our next RTI Talk as they answer your questions about adapting the specific applications of RTI to fit within the early childhood culture and to address the developmental needs of young children. They will also offer tips based on lessons learned working with local schools to guide the development of a Pre-K RTI model, as well as policy recommendations to help build the state and local support needed to implement a successful model.